Salma Hayek Biography

Salma Hayek (born September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico) is a Mexican actress. Considered by many to be the most successful Latin American actress in Hollywood since Dolores del R�o, Hayek, having appeared in more than thirty films and secured a nomination for an Oscar, is arguably the most important Mexican star in Hollywood today.

At the age of 23 Salma Hayek landed the title role in Teresa (1989), a successful telenovela which earned her star status in her native Mexico. Later, in 1994, Salma starred in El Callej�n de los Milagros, which would later become the most awarded movie in the Cinema of Mexico. In 1991, not fluent in English, Hayek moved to Los Angeles, California, to study acting with the hopes of starting a career in Hollywood.

Robert Rodriguez and his producer wife Elizabeth Avellan soon gave her her big break, starring opposite Antonio Banderas in Desperado which brought her to Hollywood's attention. The moviegoers proved to be as dazzled with Hayek as Rodriguez had been.

In 2002, Frida, co-produced by Hayek, was released, starring Hayek as Kahlo, and Alfred Molina as her unfaithful husband Diego Rivera. The film also featured an entourage of stars in supporting roles, including Antonio Banderas, Ashley Judd, Geoffrey Rush, Edward Norton and Valeria Golino.

Her performance won her a nomination for the 2002 Academy Awards, although some have suggested that the nomination was more a credit to her perseverance in seeing the film made.



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Salma says 'monster' Weinstein threatened to kill her

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   3:42 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has added her name to the list of celebrities speaking out against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, calling him a rage-fuelled "monster" who sexually harassed and tried to kill her. Weinstein denied the charge. View More..

Weinstein threatened to kill me: Salma Hayek

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   1:30 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Weinstein has denied the accusation. View More..

Harvey Weinstein threatened to kill me: Salma Hayek

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   7:02 am
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled "monster", alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. View More..

Salma Hayek goes for blonde look

    Updated On : Oct 02,2017   3:42 am
Paris, Oct 2 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek, known for black hair, debuted a new blonde hairdo here. View More..

Salma Hayek donates $100,000 to Mexico earthquake victims

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   1:06 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has donated $100,000 to the victims of the earthquake in Mexico. View More..

'The Hitman's Bodyguard': An entertaining action-comedy (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 26,2017   2:26 pm
Film: "The Hitman's Bodyguard"; Director: Patrick Hughes; Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kristy Mitchell, Richard E. Grant; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'The Hitman's Bodyguard': An entertaining action comedy (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 25,2017   4:30 pm
Film: "The Hitman's Bodyguard"; Director: Patrick Hughes; Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kristy Mitchell and Richard E. Grant; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' script truly action-packed: Grey Powell

    Updated On : Aug 24,2017   1:54 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Stunt coordinator Greg Powell says working on "The Hitman's Bodyguard" was fun and challenging. View More..

I watch a lot of action films: Salma Hayek

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   6:06 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek says she watches a lot of action films because of her husband. View More..

Salma Hayek wishes luck to Akshay for 'Toilet...'

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   10:18 am
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has wished Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for his latest release "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" and says no woman should fear going to the toilet. View More..

Salma Hayek babysits Ryan Reynolds' daughter

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   2:44 am
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds invited his "The Hitman's Bodyguard" co-star Salma Hayek for dinner at his home, but the actress ended up babysitting his 10 months old daughter Ines. View More..

Salma Hayek once threatened a filmmaker with legal action

    Updated On : Aug 08,2017   5:22 am
Los Angeles, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek says she threatened filmmaker Ivan Reitman with legal action after he refused to see her during an audition because they "hated" her. View More..

Styling people is Penelope Cruz's second career

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   4:16 am
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz says she cuts her family and friends' hair. View More..

Salma Hayek gives a lesson on Mexican slang

    Updated On : Apr 28,2017   2:56 pm
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek, who was born and raised in Mexico before moving to Hollywood for her career in the 1990s, has made a tutorial video for Mexican slang. View More..

Don't like sensationalising stories into sexuality: Priyanka Chopra

    Updated On : Apr 27,2017   5:10 pm
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra, who has done some bold scenes in the American series "Quantico", says she doesnt like to sensationalise stories into sexuality. View More..

Sofia Vergara wasted 'tons of money' on accent lessons

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   1:36 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 26 (IANS) Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara spent a lot of money on speech lessons when she started out in the film industry. View More..

Salma Hayek's husband is an 'angel'

    Updated On : Jun 27,2016   5:20 am
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek doesn't go "very long" without seeing her husband Francois-Henri Pinault and has called him an "angel and a saint". View More..

My marriage is my biggest accomplishment: Hayek

    Updated On : Jun 01,2016   1:36 am
Los Angeles, June 1 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek says marrying businessman François-Henri Pinault is her "biggest accomplishment". View More..

Pope Francis meets young 'YouTubers'

    Updated On : May 30,2016   9:02 am
Rome, May 30 (IANS) Pope Francis met a group of young 'YouTubers' from six continents and encouraged them to make the world a better place with their videos. View More..

Was starstruck on meeting McConaughey, Salma Hayek: Parineeti

    Updated On : Mar 15,2016   1:12 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Parineeti Chopra, who was the only Indian actress at a prestigious event in Dubai where teachers were honoured, says she was "starstruck" upon meeting Hollywood talents Matthew McConaughey and Salma Hayek there. View More..